Joel Dewberry, the second oldest of seven children, grew up in a home where he was introduced early to the joy of expressing his creativity through a variety of artistic mediums. His mother, a renowned artist herself, nurtured his natural inclination toward the arts, and along with his father, encouraged him in finding his passion and developing it into his life’s work.
In 2000, Joel graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. During his studies there he cultivated an appreciation and love of all things tactile. Long days and late nights in the screen printing studio, and an intimate affair with the design departments antiquated, but fully functioning clamshell printing press forshadowed his passion and eventual arrival to the ranks of surface and pattern designers. Following his design training he pursued a brilliantly exciting career in brand development and corporate identity in the Northwest. His attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and respect for design antiquity poised him as an outstanding talent among his peers. After acquiring more than 10 years of brand development experience in a wide variety of industries, including the home and textile market, Joel realized his ultimate reward by launching his own textiles brand, Joel Dewberry Eclectic Modern in May 2007.
As a prolific designer, artist and craftsman, Joel is thrilled to express his passion for design on the medium of fabric. Joel’s superb sense of harmonizing an eclectic mix of design styles into a cohesive collection has drawn him respect and attention as it delivers a modern yet timeless style.
Joel Dewberry’s designs are a reflection of the way he sees life, value the classic beauty that never goes out of style, but always open to a fresh and modern reinterpretation. Joel’s work is about the satisfaction derived from adding a personal touch to a project, a room, an event and embellishing life in a way that leaves your mark.
Even more than being a designer, the role he is most passionate about is that as a husband and father. With five children he and his wife have their hands full.